EMERGENCY RESPONSE SOLUTION
What is Emergency.now?
Emergency.now is an ATMS.now software module that integrates with your computer-aided dispatch system to provide safer and quicker response times for emergency vehicles. In Emergency.now, Trafficware pioneered the concept of combining GPS and automated vehicle location technology with a proven advanced traffic management system—our ATMS.now. The result is performance unmatched by any other solution available, providing priority service during signal coordination for emergency vehicles.
Because Emergency.now is ATMS.now based, it has visibility and intersection control of the entire route from the moment the emergency vehicle leaves the garage. With this global perspective, Emergency.now is able to adjust intersections along the route using priority signal operation well in advance of the arrival of the emergency vehicle. By the time the emergency vehicle reaches each intersection, it has been relieved of traffic, allowing for safe and rapid progress.
In addition to safer and quicker response times, because the system uses priority signal operation, it also maintains coordinated traffic flow on roadways along the emergency route. This minimizes the disruption to cross-street traffic, even as emergency vehicles experience green signals while en route to an incident.
Case Study: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
“This is the future of traffic management for emergency vehicle response”
Fire departments and other emergency response agencies face several challenges when responding to an emergency, including:
Emergency.now was recently tested by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. In the case study report authored by Palm Beach County Division Chief Harold Slater (Ret.), the results speak for themselves.
Since it would be far too cost prohibitive to put a fire station on every block in order to maintain or reduce response times, finding a method to reduce the factors that delay an emergency vehicle’s travel to an incident was the ideal solution.
Not only does Emergency.now, achieve this for emergency vehicles, the system is also proactive. By reducing traffic congestion on the emergency route from the time the unit is dispatched, Emergency.now creates a safer and more efficient route.